The Cool Gent: The Nine Lives of Radio Legend Herb Kent

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When Herb Kent was a straight-A college student in the 1940s, his white professor told him, You have the best voice in class, but you ll never make it in radio because you re a Negro. This did not deter the poor kid from the Chicago housing projects who had decided on a radio career at age five. It was just one more obstacle to face head on and overcome. Known as the Cool Gent, the King of the Dusties, and the Mayor of Bronzeville, Herb Kent is one of radio s most illustrious and legendary stars. This fascinating ...

The Cool Gent: The Nine Lives of Radio Legend Herb Kent 2009, Lawrence Hill Books, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781556527746

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